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I have no oil pressure. Could i be low on oil or could something else be wrong?

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It could be oil pump but it can also be worn bearings in the bottom and journals.

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sounds like the sending unit has sludge in the hole time to replace it

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SOURCE: What's wrong when car says oil pressure low stop

Could be a few things......low motor oil, clogged oil filter, bad oil pump, clogged oil sump (pick up tube), idel too low....ect...Hope this helps ??

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Low oil pressure is a serious problem and should be checked right away. Either the oil pressure sending unit is sending the wrong pressure, or the oil pressure is too low due to an engine problem. A shop will be able to verify the actual oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. If the pressure is really okay, they can then change the sender or look for a faulty oil pressure gauge. If the pressure is really low, meaning that the sender was correct, the cause for the low pressure must be dealt with before expensive engine damage occurs.

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The oil light typically only shows a lack of oil pressure, not a low oil level. Granted, if the oil level is so low that the pump is losing the ability to pick it up, it could activate then since the low pressure situation would be caused by an extreme lack of oil. Also, when was the last time the oil was changed? A clogged oil filter or severely dirty oil could cause an oil pressure drop.

It could be an oil pump failing, or it could also be a bad sending unit (the part that sends oil pressure data to the instrument cluster). Changing a sending unit or disconnecting it and hooking a pressure gauge to the port is usually easier than pulling the oil pan to replace the pump. If it were me, I would start there and make sure it wasn't a false alarm.

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